Beginning on August 7 2012, Facebook will start offering real money gambling in the UK, for gamblers above 18 years old and residents in United Kingdom.
The new app is called Bingo Friendzy and was launched in partnership with Gamesys, one of the biggest online gambling operator in the UK and will offer real money bingo. Slot machines will be also offered in few days but they don't have any idea about when online poker will be included.
Though Facebook confirmed this real money gambling app in the UK, there are no antecipation when it can be launched in other countries. Regulations vary from country to country even throughout Europe.
In the United States, the online game giant Zynga
already announced the launch of real money poker expecting a bill to approve online poker legalization in the US.
"Gambling is very popular and well regulated in the UK . . . for millions of bingo users it’s already a social experience so it makes sense for us to offer that as well," said Julien Codorniou.